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Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

By: Jamie Bryson | June 20th, 2018

The complexity of cars is on the rise, and it is creating an increased need for the right vehicle manufacturer data. In fact, there are three million more lines of computer code to operate a 2015 Ford GT than there…

Business intelligence: What’s the big deal?

Business intelligence: What’s the big deal?

By: Tom Strain | February 22nd, 2018

I know you – yes, you the person reading this – would answer “yes” to a question I am about to ask (And no I am not a magician). “Do you want to work smarter, not harder?” I know it’s…

The zero death effect: The growth of fatality-free vehicles

The zero death effect: The growth of fatality-free vehicles

By: Heather Sinchak | June 28th, 2017

Autonomous cars has become a hot topic over the past few years, and now fatality-free vehicles are getting some note-worthy attention. Yes, you read that right – fatality-free vehicles are here. In fact, there are now eleven vehicle models in the U.S…

Is your parts department one of the 3.5 billion online searches today?

Is your parts department one of the 3.5 billion online searches today?

By: Kathy Jambor | February 10th, 2017

More likely than not, I bet your dealership has a fully-functional website and can be searchable in any online search engine pretty easily. But what if someone is just looking for your parts department? It is still as easy? Today…

How to compete with the Aftermarket and win

How to compete with the Aftermarket and win

By: Heather SInchak | January 5th, 2017

In vehicle sales, it’s brand against brand. But in parts sales, it’s a whole different ballgame. As a parts manager, you know you’re not competing against other OEMs – you’re competing against the entire aftermarket industry. The aftermarket has figured…

“That’s just not the way we do things” isn’t how we do things anymore

“That’s just not the way we do things” isn’t how we do things anymore

By: Michelle Brittsan | November 10th, 2016

The title seems confusing, right? “That’s just not the way we do things” is something we hear A LOT in the field from both dealers and shops. But little do shops and dealers realize, they’ve been doing things differently all along…